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Old 13th August 2017, 09:38   #8836
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The DSG issues are largely sorted out and are pretty rarely mentioned these days. The missus has been driving the GT TSI since a year and a half and the experience has been pure bliss!

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Great to know! But then as much as I'd like to have the TSI, it is also ~2 lakh more expensive than the equivalent 1.6 variant. That's put it clearly out of our strict budget.
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We are looking for a petrol sedan with a budget of 10-12 lakh for my dad. The annual running would be around 10k with 70 percent of it on highways.

I would like to know the following from the 1.6 mpi owners here
1. Approximate annual maintenance cost (hope the service interval is at 15k km)
2. Average city and highway FE
3. How well does the car drive? Though we don't need a scorcher of a car, the car should be comfortable cruising at 120 kmph and should not be wanting for power during quick overtaking on single lane highways.
4. Resale value. Has anyone tried selling a 1.6 mpi after 5 to 6 years of ownership?

Many thanks in advance!

I had a 1.6 mpi, which i sold last month.
Maintenance cost was 10k a year/15k kms.
FE was around 10 in city (my average speeds are around 15-16kmph) and 14+ on expressway like roads.

The car is definitely driveable at 120kmph, but you need to play with the gears while overtaking. Keep it spinning at over 3000, and you should get the boost you need. It is no scorcher, but sufficient power : definitely a better low end as compared to the city ivtec.

Solid build quality, excellent gear box and a decent steering combination made the car a very decent drive.

My car was only 3 years old (and i bought used, had it for 2 years), so i got pathetic resale.
Invoice price was 9.8l in Jan 2014, OTR Pune.
I bought it for 7.6l in March 2015 and sold for 5.2l in July 2017.
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I had a 1.6 mpi, which i sold last month.
That was very informative Karan. Thanks a lot!

I think we ll go ahead with Vento then primarily due to superior build quality and safety over the City and other Japanese and Korean offerings. Will confirm our booking after taking a test drive tomorrow.
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Great to know! But then as much as I'd like to have the TSI, it is also ~2 lakh more expensive than the equivalent 1.6 variant. That's put it clearly out of our strict budget.

DSG TSI in chennai is 13.97 after discount . And if you have NCB from previous car you will get another 10K or around atleast. DSG issues are mostly sorted out. It's a very good car. And if you are not interested in DRL it will be cheaper by further 40 or 50K
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We are looking for a petrol sedan with a budget of 10-12 lakh for my dad. The annual running would be around 10k with 70 percent !

If its a petrol and a vento, you should go for tsi. If 1.6 mpi, you can even have a look at rapid, after discounts rapid will be cheaper than vento.
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Invoice price was 9.8l in Jan 2014, OTR Pune.
I bought it for 7.6l in March 2015 and sold for 5.2l in July 2017.

Is that really terrible resale value, 5.2L against 7.6L over 2.5 years?
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DSG TSI in chennai is 13.97 after discount . And if you have NCB from previous car you will get another 10K or around atleast. DSG issues are mostly sorted out. It's a very good car. And if you are not interested in DRL it will be cheaper by further 40 or 50K
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If its a petrol and a vento, you should go for tsi. If 1.6 mpi, you can even have a look at rapid, after discounts rapid will be cheaper than vento.
Thanks a lot for your suggestions!
We'll check out the TSI and also the Rapid 1.6

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Is that really terrible resale value, 5.2L against 7.6L over 2.5 years?
Yeah to me it is definitely not bad. Especially having sold our Optra Magnum recently! :P

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The DSG issues are largely sorted out and are pretty rarely mentioned these days.
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I had a 1.6 mpi, which i sold last month.
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DSG issues are mostly sorted out. It's a very good car. And if you are not interested in DRL it will be cheaper by further 40 or 50K

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If its a petrol and a vento, you should go for tsi.
Thanks a lot for your inputs guys! We have dropped the Vento 1.6 mpi from the radar and have booked a Polo GT TSI! The Vento TSI was stretching our already stretched budget and my dad didn't really need a bigger car. So settled for the Polo GT TSI!

But while the dealer offered 90k discount on the Vento 1.6, there is absolutely no discount on the GT!
Looking forward to a blissful ownership experience
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Thanks for the inputs, I had checked this earlier and there was no sound in higher gears. I got the car back and they have ordered the clutch assembly under warranty. I need drop the car at the service center once the part arrives.
Finally got the clutch assembly replaced under warranty. The bill showed a whopping 87k including labour. But I need not pay anything as it was covered under warranty. After the test drives for the last couple of days, I don't see the problem again, but keeping my fingers crossed.

Let me know if any other details on the part change are required.
Wish VW provide extended warranty for 5th and 6th year as well
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Finally got the clutch assembly replaced under warranty. The bill showed a whopping 87k including labour.
If you don't mind, can you please post the bill of the job work done? Also what all was replaced?

₹ 87,000??

Looking at such expenses wish VW have it's owners lifetime extended warranty.
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If you don't mind, can you please post the bill of the job work done? Also what all was replaced?

₹ 87,000??

Looking at such expenses wish VW have it's owners lifetime extended warranty.
The bill just says some 'repair kit' with some product number. SA told me it's the multi clutch assembly. The labor charges also call it multi clutch removal and reinstall.

This part costs 62k and with a GST of 28%(17k). Rest is labor charge of 4k and miscellaneous parts.
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Hi Nagarjun, The clutch assembly was replaced in my Vento TSI as well; for the same issue as mentioned by you. I am also keeping my fingers crossed and doing my test runs. Did you feel any delay in changing gears from 1 to 2 after the replacement?
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Hi Nagarjun, The clutch assembly was replaced in my Vento TSI as well; for the same issue as mentioned by you. I am also keeping my fingers crossed and doing my test runs. Did you feel any delay in changing gears from 1 to 2 after the replacement?
Nope, no change in my driving experience. Infact have a feeling that some of the 2<->3 gearshifts on rough roads are better. But it could be a placebo effect as well.
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